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Public Accommodations Discrimination

If you feel you have been the victim of illegal public accommodations discrimination, file a complaint or report a bias incident by:
  • Calling (717) 787-4410 | (717) 787-7279 TTY users only phone, or
  • Visiting one of our three regional offices. (The regional offices are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 precautions. Drop boxes for required forms are available in the lobby in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices.)

You Have the Right to Public Accommodations Free from Illegal Discrimination

In public accommodations, it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on:
  • Race
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Religious creed
  • National origin
  • Ancestry
  • Handicap or disability
  • Relationship to a person with a disability
  • The use, handling, or training of a guide or support animal for disability
It is also illegal to discriminate against someone because they:
  • Opposed illegal discrimination
  • Filed a complaint
  • Assisted in a complaint investigation
This is called retaliation, and the law protects those who oppose illegal behavior.

To file a public accommodations discrimination complaint, you must be a victim or have the authority to act on behalf of a victim.


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